When we think of worker's comp injuries, we think of construction workers who fall several stories, or loggers who suffer from chainsaw-related injuries, or factory workers crushed between competing pieces of machinery, or fishermen impaled on industrial-sized tuna hooks.
If you are hired to work in and around another person's home you may be considered an employee. This can hold true whether you are a nanny, housekeeper, caregiver or lawn maintenance technician.
Eyeing the threat of occupational cancers among firefighters, Gov. Larry Hogan announced on Feb. 6 that he is supporting bills in the state legislature that would allow firefighters to claim workers' compensation for certain types of cancer.
Everyone seems to know something about workers compensation benefits - it's the rare person who knows everything. Here's a quick refresher on what is covered under Maryland's Workers Compensation Act:
Researchers with the Tree Care Industry Association found that in 2017, tree care workers in Maryland were among the most injured in the nation.
If you employ a housekeeper, nanny, home health nurse or a gardener, you could be facing a huge gap in your insurance coverage.
The number of furloughed federal employees seeking unemployment during the federal government shutdown jumped in late December and early January as the shutdown entered its third week.
A recent study of the opioid epidemic in Maryland finds that worker's comp filers older than 60 and who earn more than $60,000 are more likely to remain dependent on opioids three months after their injury.
Firefighters have a dangerous job. They run into danger when most others run the other way. They face exposure to extreme heat, toxic chemicals, smoke and dangerous fires.
On August 30, the Court of Special Appeals of Maryland handed down an opinion in favor of a firefighter who claimed that degenerative knee tearing in his right knee arose out of and in the course of his employment. The court explains in detail what the standards are in Maryland Workers’ Compensation law for establishing an occupational disease that makes the worker eligible for benefits.